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MEDC partners with Tim Hortons Cafe & Bake Shop for Michigan Talent Connect’s virtual job fair on Nov. 13

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

Kathy Fagan

LANSING, Mich. – The Michigan Economic Development Corporation, Michigan Works! and Tim Hortons Cafe & Bake Shop are teaming up for a second time to host a live MiVirtualCareerFair event on Nov. 13 from 10 am – 4 pm online and at participating restaurants around Michigan.

“The June career fair we held in partnership with Tim Horton’s was a huge success, with more than 20 employers and 1,000 participants making connections,” said Joe Quick, Manager of Talent Programs, Michigan Economic Development Corporation. “Partnering with Tim Hortons allows us to extend our resources, including the Pure Michigan Talent Connect website, to job seekers who otherwise might not have access and help connect them with career opportunities throughout the state.

“There are more than 60,000 jobs available in various industries on the Pure Michigan Talent Connect website, which connects Michigan employers to qualified talent as well as provides resources for job seekers,” Quick said.

MiVirtualCareerFair allows employers to connect with top talent and gives job seekers the opportunity to apply for more than 100 available positions without the inconvenience and expense of traditional job fairs. Since the first MiVirtualCareerFair event in February 2012, more than 90 employers and more than 11,000 job seekers have been connected.

For the Nov. 13 event, job seekers are encouraged to visit select Tim Horton Cafe & Bake Shop restaurants to take advantage of the various resources that will be available onsite, helping both Michigan residents and employers find and fill jobs. Talent Connect and Michigan Works! staff will be on hand to provide advice and feedback on resumes, interview tips and answer questions.

Computers will also be available and connected to Tim Hortons Cafe & Bake Shop’s free Wi-Fi, allowing participants to upload their resume to the mitalent.org website and connect with participating companies at the virtual event.

Tim Hortons Cafe & Bake Shop will be providing coupons to participants for discounted items at job fair locations. Participating locations are:

1301 W. Main St.
Gaylord, MI 49735

Grand Rapids:
900 Fulton St W
Grand Rapids, MI 49504

4870 State St.
Saginaw, MI 48603

3331 Rochester Road
Troy, MI 48083

All participants are encouraged to come with resumes ready to share with employers virtually and with Talent Connect and Michigan Works! representatives. Participation is free for job seekers, who can register, view informational videos on the virtual environment, and learn how to navigate within the environment. To view a brief video on MiVirtualCareerFair, click here.

“We are absolutely thrilled to be hosting another virtual job fair with The Michigan Economic Development Corporation and Michigan Works! across our Michigan restaurants,” said Maureen Finnigan, Troy Tim Hortons restaurant owner. “It’s a good feeling to know you could be helping someone get back into the workforce or move on to the next chapter in their career.”

The participating Michigan Works! agencies are Area Community Services Employment and Training (ACSET) Council (Grand Rapids), Oakland County Michigan Works! Workforce Development Division (Troy) and Northeast Michigan Consortium (NEMC) (Gaylord).

These employers will take part in the MiVirtualCareerFair and will be looking to fill a wide range of positions:

  • Aramco Services Company 
  • Custom Profile *onsite in Grand Rapids 
  • Exotic Automation & Supply
  • General RV Center 
  • Hampton Inn of Gaylord *onsite in Gaylord 
  • Huntington Bancshares 
  • i2Integration 
  • Lapeer Plating & Plastic, Inc.
  • LoveJoy Rehabilitation Centers
  • Medical Staffing Network
  • Metron Integrated Health Systems
  • Odawa Casino Resort *onsite in Gaylord 
  • Range Bank
  • Rapid-Line Inc. *onsite in Grand Rapids 
  • State Farm Insurance
  • State of Michigan
  • Stout Systems
  • TechSmith Corporation
  • Workbox Staffing / Phoenix Personnel *onsite in Troy 

All job openings posted during the fair will be accessible to participants for 30 days after the live event.

November’s virtual career fair is the final MiVirtualCareerFair event scheduled for 2013. A schedule of events for 2014 will be available soon at www.mitalent.org/virtualcareerfair. For more information on the career fair, an up to date list of participating employers, and information on how to login from home, please visit www.mitalent.org/virtualcareerfair.

Pure Michigan is a brand representing business, talent and tourism initiatives across Michigan. These efforts are driven by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, which serves as the state’s marketing arm and lead advocate for business growth, jobs and opportunity with a focus on helping grow Michigan’s economy.

For more on the MEDC and its initiatives, visit MichiganBusiness.org. For Michigan travel news, updates and information, visit michigan.org.


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